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The Los Angeles Sentinel is an African American owned and operated newspaper that puts emphasis on issues concerning the African-American community and it's readers. Its a highly regarded paper that significantly influences the perceptions, attitudes and buying decisions of it's readership. The Sentinel is published weekly on Thursdays and boasts boasts a readership of over 125,000. Like a weekly magazine, The Sentinel stays in the home from week to week and is the largest paid African American owned newspaper in the West, having a paid ABC audited circulation. *Distinguished Executives and Members Publisher: Jennifer Thomas Publisher/CEO (1983-1997): Kenneth R. Thomas Business Manager/Publisher (1948-1990): Ruth Washington Founder/Publisher (1933-1974): Col. Leon Washington Jr. Executive Assistant to the Publisher/Member of the Board of Directors (2004-2014): Brenda Marsh-Mitchell *Executive Department Executive Publisher/CEO: Danny Bakewell Sr. Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer: Pamela A. Bakewell Executive Editor/Chief of Staff: Danny J. Bakewell Jr. Executive Assistant to Chairman: Nichelle Holliday Controller: Tracy Mitchell Accounts Receivable: Jannie McKinney Office Manager/Human Resources: Francesca Montgomery Administrative Assistant/Contributing Writer & Social Media Specialist: Nicole Williams *Editorial & Production Department Managing Editor, Sports & Entertainment Editor: Brandon I. Brooks Assistant Editor & Staff Writer: Jennifer Bihm Religion Editor: Cora Jackson-Fossett Crenshaw & Around Editor, Calendar Editor, Social Media Coordinator & Staff Writer: Brian W. Carter Production Designer and Contributing Writer: Zon D'Amour Sports Writer: Amanda Scurlock *Classified and Subscription Department Classified/Ads: Iris Stanford Circulation/Production & Family Editor: Angela Howard Subscriptions/Distribution: Diana Pinkney

Mission: To report on the issues concerning the African-American community in Los Angeles, California, America, and worldwide.

Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses: Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #Bakew...
04/27/2020
Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses: Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression - Los Angeles Sentinel

Seeking Victory Over Two Viruses: Covid-19 and the Pathology of Oppression #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/6Mho30qAT6W

In these troubled, troubling, tragic and trying times, more than ever, we must not only be a people in itself but also a people for itself. That is to say, a people who are not only different and distinct, but also self-consciously and actively so.

California Small Businesses Struggle While Waiting for Stimulus Aid #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedi...
04/25/2020
California Small Businesses Struggle While Waiting for Stimulus Aid - Los Angeles Sentinel

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M’Dears Bakery & Bistro fills the air in its South Los Angeles neighborhood with smells of fried chicken, French toast, and homemade desserts. “It was very serendipitous,” said 66-year-old restaurant owner Carrie Reese about how she transitioned from a vendor at jazz festivals to opening a din...

Let’s join in tomorrow with Howard Hewett to “Celebrate the Life Of Roland Writ” with Mistress of Ceremony Cheryl Cobb! ...
04/25/2020

Let’s join in tomorrow with Howard Hewett to “Celebrate the Life Of Roland Writ” with Mistress of Ceremony Cheryl Cobb! #FoveverLoved #ForeverMissed #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews

MLK and Centinela Hospitals Receive Big Donation of PPE and Masks #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia ...
04/25/2020
MLK and Centinela Hospitals Receive Big Donation of PPE and Masks - Los Angeles Sentinel

MLK and Centinela Hospitals Receive Big Donation of PPE and Masks #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/w8HT30qAGTz

Freddie Figgers, an entrepreneur based on Florida, reached out to Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church and the result was Centinela and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospitals receiving 750,000 masks and 250,000 PPE. Inglewood City Hall was also a recipient of some of the supp...

Social Distancing Serves a Critically Important Purpose to Protecting Public Health and Curbing the Spreading of COVID-1...
04/24/2020
Social Distancing Serves a Critically Important Purpose to Protecting Public Health and Curbing the Spreading of COVID-19 - Los Angeles Sentinel

Social Distancing Serves a Critically Important Purpose to Protecting Public Health and Curbing the Spreading of COVID-19 #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/Svi730qAtir

Social crowding – individuals gathering less than six-feet apart – has been proven to enable the coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread through populations. The concept behind social distancing has been touted as an effective way of helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining at least six fe...

L.A. County Officials Report COVID-19 spread is leveling out; Medical experts still recommend adhering to social distanc...
04/24/2020
L.A. County Officials Report COVID-19 spread is leveling out; Medical experts still recommend adhering to social distancing guidelines - Los Angeles Sentinel

L.A. County Officials Report COVID-19 spread is leveling out; Medical experts still recommend adhering to social distancing guidelines #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews http://ow.ly/f4Hj30qAtgk

Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. Ferrer shared Wednesday, April 22. there were 66 additional deaths, 48 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 38 of them with underlining health conditions. 13 people were between the age o...

Activist Group Prepares to Sue LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19 #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASent...
04/24/2020
Activist Group Prepares to Sue LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19 - Los Angeles Sentinel

Activist Group Prepares to Sue LA County and Sheriff Over Jail Conditions Due to COVID-19 #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/km9630qAtdK

Los Angeles, CA – The JusticeLA Covid-19 Response Team, a diverse team of more than 40 local and statewide organizations recently sent the Los Angeles County and the Sheriff a letter stating they will sue them if they don’t release more folks and ensure sanitary jail conditions due to COVID-19.

Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Even During Crisis #BlackNews #Blac...
04/24/2020
Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Even During Crisis - Los Angeles Sentinel

Community Service Legacy of Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Continues Focus on the Underserved Even During Crisis #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/s5JC30qAt8M

The late Brenda Marsh-Mitchell served as the first President of Mothers In Action. In honor of her 73rd birthday, Mothers in Action did exactly what Brenda had dedicated her life to doing---helping others.

While Struggling Americans Await $1,200 Stimulus, Nation’s Wealthiest Reap Windfall #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNe...
04/24/2020
While Struggling Americans Await $1,200 Stimulus, Nation’s Wealthiest Reap Windfall - Los Angeles Sentinel

While Struggling Americans Await $1,200 Stimulus, Nation’s Wealthiest Reap Windfall #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/y0Un30qAt6f

The $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package includes a temporary tax change for individuals who make at least $1 million a year, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The Joint Committee’s analysis shows 43,000 taxpayers in the highest income bracket, making more than $1 million a year,...

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04/23/2020

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L.A. County Appointed Strategic Leader to Oversee Urgent Response for Unsheltered Populations during COVID-19 #BlackNews...
04/22/2020
L.A. County Appointed Strategic Leader to Oversee Urgent Response for Unsheltered Populations during COVID-19 - Los Angeles Sentinel

L.A. County Appointed Strategic Leader to Oversee Urgent Response for Unsheltered Populations during COVID-19 #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews http://ow.ly/oIl030qzWDr

Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. Ferrer shared Tuesday, April 21. there were 46 additional deaths, 33 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 19 of them with underlining health conditions. This brings the total COVID-19 rel...

04/22/2020

Black Fact of the Day: April 22, 2020- Brought to you by Black365 #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/GQo530qzWGI

Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic ...
04/22/2020
Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic - Los Angeles Sentinel

Mayor Garcetti speaks with LA’s leading therapist Michelle Cauley to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews
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Tuesday, April 21. Mayor Eric Garcetti provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic surrounding the Los Angeles region. The L.A. City Mayor was joined by licensed therapist, Michelle Cauley to share news regarding the response to coronavirus. COVID-19 has played a major role in the increase of mental...

Gig Workers Still Not Clear on Whether They Will Get $600 or Up to $1050 in Unemployment Benefits Each Week #BlackNews #...
04/21/2020
Gig Workers Still Not Clear on Whether They Will Get $600 or Up to $1050 in Unemployment Benefits Each Week - Los Angeles Sentinel

Gig Workers Still Not Clear on Whether They Will Get $600 or Up to $1050 in Unemployment Benefits Each Week #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/I1ZS30qzAko

Gov. Newsom announced April 9 that California will begin distributing an extra $600 per week of unemployment benefits provided by the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economic, Security) Act, which started April 12.

Harris, 22 Senators Reintroduce Resolution Designating April 11-17 as Black Maternal Health Week #BlackNews #BlackPress ...
04/21/2020
Harris, 22 Senators Reintroduce Resolution Designating April 11-17 as Black Maternal Health Week - Los Angeles Sentinel

Harris, 22 Senators Reintroduce Resolution Designating April 11-17 as Black Maternal Health Week #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews http://ow.ly/42Lv30qzAj9

On Monday, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) led 22 of her colleagues in reintroducing a resolution to designate April 11-17, 2020 as Black Maternal Health Week to raise awareness about the Black maternal health crisis. The resolution was led in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alma....

Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews ...
04/21/2020
Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record - Los Angeles Sentinel

Video: Rep. Adams’ Women’s Symposium on Maternal Health Breaks Attendance Record #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/SU6g30qzAh2

The office of Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (D-NC) held its Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium today via Zoom. The event, titled "The Women’s Symposium on Black Maternal Health: The State of Black Maternal Health During COVID-19," had 794 participants via Zoom, more than any previous Women’s ...

Council President Emeritus Wesson Calls on Secretary Padilla to Increase Voting Centers In Response to Working Group Rec...
04/21/2020
Council President Emeritus Wesson Calls on Secretary Padilla to Increase Voting Centers In Response to Working Group Recommendations - Los Angeles Sentinel

Council President Emeritus Wesson Calls on Secretary Padilla to Increase Voting Centers In Response to Working Group Recommendations http://ow.ly/WjH930qzAbM

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson has called on California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to reject the Secretary’s COVID-19 November Elections Working Group’s recommendation to waive state legal requirements for in-person voting and replace them with an al...

Writer & Director Tayarisha Poe delivers in first feature film ‘Selah and The Spades’ #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinel...
04/21/2020
Writer & Director Tayarisha Poe delivers in first feature film ‘Selah and The Spades’ - Los Angeles Sentinel

Writer & Director Tayarisha Poe delivers in first feature film ‘Selah and The Spades’ #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/Q9CN30qzjwZ

TAYARISHA POE: I made an overture to “Selah and the Spades,” called "Overture," in 2014, knowing I eventually wanted to make a feature. But I didn't know how to write a feature script, and I didn't know what it would be about, so I wrote short stories about the characters and their world — one...

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Responds to Judicial Council’s Decision to Set Zero Bail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic #BlackNew...
04/20/2020
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Responds to Judicial Council’s Decision to Set Zero Bail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Los Angeles Sentinel

District Attorney Jackie Lacey Responds to Judicial Council’s Decision to Set Zero Bail Amid COVID-19 Pandemic #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/lOLK30qzjqq

“I applaud the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council for adopting a statewide zero bail for people charged with most misdemeanors and low-level felonies,” District Attorney Lacey said. “In Los Angeles County, we implemented a zero-bail measure last week that allows us to further reduce the nu...

NBA AND NBPA REACH AGREEMENT ON PLAYER PAY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedi...
04/20/2020
NBA AND NBPA REACH AGREEMENT ON PLAYER PAY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - Los Angeles Sentinel

NBA AND NBPA REACH AGREEMENT ON PLAYER PAY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/ybp530qzjos

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association announced today that they have reached agreement on the method for reducing player compensation in the event of a permanent cancellation of 2019-20 regular season or playoff games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this agreement, and in ord...

California Surgeon General: Keep Your Stress in Check During COVID-19 Crisis #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #Bak...
04/20/2020
California Surgeon General: Keep Your Stress in Check During COVID-19 Crisis - Los Angeles Sentinel

California Surgeon General: Keep Your Stress in Check During COVID-19 Crisis #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/8w8630qzjnj

At a press conference in Sacramento last week, Burke Harris spoke about the importance of mental health during the pandemic. An increase in stress hormones during a time of worry and uncertainty can impact an individual’s physical health, she said.

COVID-19: turns Pre-existing Issues into Devastating Tragedies; How the Digital Divide No Longer Can Remain on The Outsk...
04/20/2020
COVID-19: turns Pre-existing Issues into Devastating Tragedies; How the Digital Divide No Longer Can Remain on The Outskirts of Government Policy - Los Angeles Sentinel

COVID-19: turns Pre-existing Issues into Devastating Tragedies; How the Digital Divide No Longer Can Remain on The Outskirts of Government Policy #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia http://ow.ly/cBBa30qzjlS

Coronavirus exposed resources that are assisting with pre-existing issues: homelessness, unemployment, and health conditions by demographic. All the noted adversities evolved into tragedy and devastation, as coronavirus continues to attack more than the human body. The unsheltered have always been e...

Rep. Maxine Waters Working for the 43rd District During the Coronavirus Pandemic #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews ...
04/20/2020
Rep. Maxine Waters Working for the 43rd District During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Los Angeles Sentinel

Rep. Maxine Waters Working for the 43rd District During the Coronavirus Pandemic #BlackNews #BlackPress #LASentinelNews #BakewellMedia #COVID19 http://ow.ly/cJpH30qzjfs

On March 19 and April 2, Congresswoman Waters conducted the first two in a series of 43rd District telephone town hall meetings that included approximately 19,000 and 15,000 local residents, respectively. Her calls featured presentations by the Los Angeles County Department of Health, the IRS, the S...

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